We were alone at home. Daddy knew her well, he assumed. It was time for her noontime nap. Daddy cleared his throat to sing a soft lullaby. When Daddy cleared his throat, it was as if he is to going perform in a rock concert.
So she cried and push a little. Daddy feel rejected, and he crawled out like a lazy cat.
“Papa….please”, she pleaded me to come back. She knew there was no one beside daddy in this time of the day. Daddy wanted to act proud but he couldn’t. He goes back and sings a very soft lullaby. Her hands running over my face becomes velvety soft. And she fall asleep in few minutes.
It is selfish to love someone because of selfish attitude. Every human should be appreciated for their existence, not because of what they can do for us. We preach love but we did not follow.
Acceptance, had you ever ask someone what they most wanted, was what we craved for. The feeling of being accepted is a game changer for many. However, what is bad for the family and society or for the person, should not be accepted.
Love someone not just because you need them. Not just because you have the obligation to do so. Not just because you wanted to please your desire. It is tiresome.
Here, I am not saying my girl is selfish. It is with them young children. They will soon outgrow it. However, she taught me this beautiful thing by the way she acted.
Someone’s love is better not to be taken for granted. We won’t find the true meaning of it. And we might end up hurting someone. When we found out, it might be too late. I had come across few people who have experienced it in their life.
Above all, there is only one true love, which should not be rejected; Agape* – the unconditional love of God. I don’t think you are alive today by mistake or just because you take enough care of yourself. It is because of the love of God. Even when you do not need and despise His love, you were never rejected. You are given time….may be you might end up without accepting it. If so, it our life would be a complete blunder.
“In the time of my favor I heard you, And in the day of salvation I helped you.”*
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Cor. 6:2
Rest assured in him. However, don’t get me wrong when is say this. There are so many things to fight in life. But one thing, God will give you the strength to carry on, lived on.
* Agape is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the types of love in the Bible.
2 Cor. 6:2, Isaiah 49:8